Family Friendly Cottages by the Beach in Norfolk

Beach family in sandy dunes, family friendly cottage by the sea

Norfolk is blessed with a stunning coastline peppered with sandy beaches made for picnics, rock pooling, kite flying and family days outdoors with the sand between your toes. Skip between bed and the beach, enjoy home comforts by the seaside, and slip into the ease of the luxury coastal lifestyle when you stay in a family-friendly cottage by the beach in Norfolk. See our pick of cottages in Norfolk where family beach life couldn’t be easier… 

Beach House, Mundesely

Sleeps 16

Made for large families and family gatherings by the beach, this 7-bedroom beach looks directly onto the golden sands of Mundesley Beach in North Norfolk. Hop from the ocean to the hot tub, end a blustery beach walk beside the log burner and dust the sand from your feet before a family feast in your luxury beach house. With so much space and flawless facilities seconds from the shoreline, children can flop out with a DVD, board games and games console, while grown-ups spark up the BBQ, sizzle in the sauna and enjoy sundowners in the heated outdoor room. 

Two The Crescent, Cromer

Sleeps 11

Beach house in Cromer, Norfolk
Enjoy a family holiday by the beach in Cromer, Norfolk.

Ditch the car keys once you arrive at this family-friendly, Georgian-style townhouse overlooking the beach in Cromer. Perfect for two families, this spacious coastal home is perfect for a family beach holiday. Yo-yo between the sand and the sofa, breathe in the briny air from the balcony, and step outside to enjoy Cromer’s array of family-friendly attractions from the beach and the pier, to the museum and multi-screen cinema. 

Sunset, Overstrand

Sleeps 6

Sunset, Overstrand, Norfolk
Sunset, Overstrand, Norfolk

Fall asleep to the echo of the waves and make your morning coffee looking out to the wide-screen coastal panorama in this stylish family coastal retreat. Contemporary upside-down living makes the most of the gob-smacking cliff views, and you pad straight out of the landscaped garden onto the coast path and down to the beach. While the ocean is within easy access and you’re only a short walk away from a fresh crab sandwich or low-tide beach walk, it’s easy to lap up luxury beach life without even leaving home. Put your feet up in the summerhouse, fling open the bi-fold doors and bask in sunshine and sea views from the glazed terrace. 

The Heacham House, Heacham

Sleeps 6

Bag this modern family beach house and there’s no need to miss out on the sunset over the sea if the kids need to come home and flop out in front of the telly or come home for tea. Both the open-plan kitchen/living area, and the snug upstairs sitting room face the ocean, with a large decking and balcony perfectly positioned for a sublime sundowner. With the beach, water sports and coastal walks at your fingertips, it’s a treat to come home to all the luxuries of home, without leaving the coastal landscape and fresh sea breeze behind. 

Wyndham Beach House, Walcott

Sleeps 6

Boasting breathtaking sea views and the beach on the doorstep, Wyndham Beach House is set up for idyllic family holidays by the seaside. Watch the tide ebb and flow, and choose the best time of day for building sandcastles and braving sea swims, or simply kick back and watch the waves come and go from your sofa or sundeck. Decked out in beach-style and drenched in coastal light, it’s hard to take your eyes off the surroundings, but if you want a distraction you can drop down the projector screen for a cinematic experience or spend some time playing family games in the huge open-plan living and dining area. 

Sea Salt, Overstrand

Sleeps 5

With a name like Sea Salt it’s little wonder that the salty air drifts into this divine Art Deco-style holiday home by the beach. Wake up to the sunrise through the wraparound windows in the master bedroom and stare out to the ocean from the living room and terrace. The landscaped gardens have been designed for alfresco family dining, with a snug outdoor sitting area for sunny days. But after a long day on the beach, you might prefer to hunker down and soak up the views from the living area and rustle up a family feast in the sea-view dining room. 

Bacton Holiday Property, Bacton

Sleeps 4


Dipping into Norfolk’s family beach life couldn’t be easier than from this beachside bungalow with an array of coastal pursuits on the doorstep. Step straight out of the garden onto the shoreline, head to Cromer and see a performance on the pier, and tuck into the local Cromer crab beside the sea. Families will love coming home to a traditional brick and flint bungalow, where you can soak up the stunning sea views while getting cosy by the woodburner or light the BBQ and dine alfresco beside the waves.

Find Other Family-Friendly Cottages near the Baech in Norfolk

Tempted to visit Norfolk for a family beach holiday? These are just some of the amazing properties that are ideal for time away with the family on the Norfolk coast. To find your own beach pad, find a property to suit by searching via our Norfolk section. For more holiday inspiration, read our guide to holidays in Norfolk, check out our list of the area’s top beaches and discover the county’s best family-friendly attractions.

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